Castle's Koehler picks Arizona
Castle's ironman lineman, Solomon Koehler, has given an oral commitment to play football for the University of Arizona.
Koehler, a 6-foot-2, 315-pound senior, was a Star-Bulletin All-State first-team offensive lineman. He was also a second-team selection as a defensive tackle. Koehler turned down offers from several other schools, including Hawaii.
Seasiders lose at Grand Canyon
Ladi Makinde scored 26 points to lead Grand Canyon to a 90-86 win over Brigham Young-Hawaii yesterday in Phoenix. Lucas Alves led the Seasiders (7-3, 2-1 Pac West) with 21 points. Corey Nielson added 18.
» UH-Hilo scored 60 points in the first half on its way to a 103-70 win over Asbury College in Hilo. Jay De Maestri scored 22 points on 8-for-12 shooting for the Vulcans (5-3, 1-0).
» Mike Green scored 21 points and Patrick Collier added 20 as Chaminade (6-4, 1-0) beat Dixie State 98-61 last night at McCabe Gym.
Rodrick Johnson had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Chaminade while Stewart Kussler added 13 points and 12 rebounds.
» Hoku Holdcraft scored 13 points but the Brigham Young-Hawaii women (1-10, 1-2) lost to Grand Canyon 85-60 last night in Ariz.
Hula Bowl rep headlines QB Club
Bruce Logan, creative director of the Hula Bowl, will be among the speakers at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club meeting at the Pagoda Hotel.
The Hula Bowl is scheduled for Saturday at Aloha Stadium and includes five Hawaii players. Also on the agenda are Iolani basketball coach Mark Mugiishi and Jerome Freeman, a member of UH's "Fabulous Five" teams of the early 1970s.
The weekly luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m., with the program starting at noon.
Fujikawa in Sony skills challenge
Five local junior golfers will team up with five professionals, including Moanalua's Tadd Fujikawa, for the Pro-Junior Skills Challenge Tuesday at Waialae Country Club.
The junior qualifiers are Punahou senior Alex Ching, Maui freshman Cassy Isagawa, Kamehameha senior T.J. Kua, Moanalua junior Kristina Merkle and Punahou sophomore Bradley Shigezawa. Along with Fujikawa, the pros in the event are Castle graduate Dean Wilson, Steve Stricker, Jerry Kelly and Jim Furyk.
The duos will compete in three skills competitions -- trick shot, bunker shot and long putt. The event starts at 3 p.m.
Strong weekend for UH divers
Hawaii's Magnus Frick won the men's 1-meter springboard in the Hawaii Diving Invitational yesterday at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
Frick posted a score of 364.55 points to win his second event of the meet and was followed by UH teammate Mats Wiktorsson. Hawaii's Stephanie De Lima was second in the women's platform behind Wisconsin's Emily Cheffins. Wisconsin's Caleb Perceveczs won the men's platform.